The North Faulkner County Extension Homemakers’ Council is growing and wants to include you.

They have planned a dutch treat luncheon for 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the Hole in the Wall Cafe.

Questions you have regarding their clubs and council’s program, projects, meetings, etc., will be answered at that time.

Reservations are not required for this luncheon. Upon arrival, tell the hostess you are with NFCEHC. You will be directed to a private dining room reserved for this special occasion. They hope to see you there.

In October, they organized a club in Vilonia, and have new clubs slated across Faulkner County. Night time clubs are currently in the planning stages. These will accommodate students and those working away from home during the day.

Interest has been expressed for a home schoolers club. It is certain to be a big asset to the council as well as its members. If you are a home schooler, please contact them ASAP at 501-450-9595 or email

The organization is a group of individuals who have fun while building relationships, learning and meeting needs within Faulkner County.


The Alpha Iota Chapter of Kappa Kappa Iota met Monday evening, Dec. 3, at the home of Tricia Moix.

The Moix home was decorated with beautiful poinsettias, lights, wreaths, and other Christmas decorations. As members entered, they placed gifts on the table for the Senior Citizens to use as Bingo prizes. This was their philanthropic project for December.

Mrs. Moix, chapter vice-president, introduced the special guest speaker, Christy Backy. Ms. Backy is the Floral Shop manager at the Kroger Marketplace. She explained and demonstrated how to make a Christmas floral arrangement. She started with the base which she got in her yard — Magnolia stems with leaves, pine springs, and Holly branches. She then put floral wire on pine cones and decorative balls and added then to the greenery. She finished the arrangement with three stems of white lilies and five red carnations. The finished product was beautiful and Ms. Backy presented it to Mrs. Moix.

President Amber Horn conducted the business session of the meeting, after which, Kappas enjoyed refreshments and fellowship. The serving table was covered with a red cloth with a white runner and silver Christmas trees. Hostesses served hot Swiss cheese dip, homemade pork summer sausage, cheese ball with crackers, mixed nuts, Black Forest cheesecake, and assorted drinks. Assisting Mrs. Moix as hostess was Danette Fiddler.

Hilda Lovell received the raffle gift, which was two beautiful ornaments, a bottle of hand sanitizer, and a bottle of lotion.

The hostesses presented door prizes to: Clara Rose Simon, a white Tyler candle; and Sarah Guinn and Amber Horn, both received a live poinsettia. Hostesses presented each person a decorative Christmas bag containing homemade white chocolate, cranberry, oatmeal cookies.

The chapter will not have a meeting in January. The next meeting of the group will be Monday evening at 5:30, Feb. 4, 2013, at the Dudeck Conference Center. Kappas should bring $1 for the raffle item and $1 for the Arkansas Epsilon State Scholarship Fund. Hostesses will be Elizabeth Humphrey, Sandy Mason and Bronnie Rose.

Beta Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi

We enjoyed the first weekend in December starting with breakfast at Stoby’s then shopping and fun, along with a surprise 65th birthday party for a member. Cake, cookies, and light hors d’oeuvres along with an assortment of beverages were to be had in the two connecting rooms where we stayed the night after dinner at Outback. Balloons, were seen there also, card games played with laughter, and excitement along with disappointment, however all in the spirit of fun.

On Wednesday, Dec. 5, we dined at Mike’s Place for yet another birthday celebration. Afterwards the celebration continued at the beautifully decorated home of member Sarah Rivers.

Here we quickly said Opening Ritual led by President, Peggy Hill, conducted a short business meeting with minutes approved and no new business at this time, therefore Closing Ritual and the Mizpah concluded the meeting. With excitement in the air, as all eight members were present, Secret Sister Christmas gifts were exchanged. Then desserts of homemade secret recipes of lemon or chocolate ice box pies were enjoyed, along with a platter of assortment of goodies, an after dinner liqueur drink and coffee. Afterwards, each was asked how many nativities they had seen in the front rooms. The answer being four, Peggy Hill won a three wick Snow Apple Mint candle. Members also got to ask about any of the ornaments origin.

On Monday, Dec. 17, members and their spouses or guest will eat at Outback.

Since secret sister gifts have already been exchanged, we thought it appropriate to give our secret sister’s spouse or guest or single member a small gift. Beginning the new year of 2013, Marty Cox will host a New Year’s Day celebration at her home with as many of us that can come to play cards, games, watch football, but most important to continue the theme, "You’re among Friends."

Conway Shakespeare Club

The Conway Shakespeare Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec., 20, at the home of Mary Fleming. Co-hostesses will be Linda Arnold and Cecilia Patterson. Marette Stiritz will present the program on "A Rose for Emily."


Conway Chapter 796

The AARP Annual Christmas Meeting and pot luck lunch will be at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 17, in the Fellowship Hall at the First United Methodist Church. The 2013 Chapter Officers will be installed following the lunch.

The traditional "White Elephant Bingo" will follow the officer installation. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the church food pantry. If you have questions, please call President Ron Ross at 327-6803. Guests are welcome.